A New Era for Cancer Treatment: Gold-Nanoparticle-Mediated Thermal Therapies

TitleA New Era for Cancer Treatment: Gold-Nanoparticle-Mediated Thermal Therapies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKennedy, LC, Bickford, LR, Lewinski, NA, Coughlin, AJ, Hu, Y, Day, ES, West, JL, Drezek, RA
JournalSmall
Volume7
Issue2
Pagination169 - 183
Date Published01/2011
Keywordscancer therapy; gold nanoparticles; nanotechnology; photothermal therapy
Abstract

Nanotechnology-based cancer treatment approaches potentially provide localized, targeted therapies that aim to enhance efficacy, reduce side effects, and improve patient quality of life. Gold-nanoparticle-mediated hyperthermia shows particular promise in animal studies, and early clinical testing is currently underway. In this article, the rapidly evolving field of gold nanoparticle thermal therapy is reviewed, highlighting recent literature and describing current challenges to clinical translation of the technology.

DOI10.1002/smll.201000134
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